The long and short of it

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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    Dogs come is all lengths of hair. Like this one with very long hair:
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    And this one with very little hair:
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    While this one has got both long and short hair:
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    What's your personal preference?
     
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    zararina Well-Known Member

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    I prefer dogs with short or little hair since it was easier to maintain and then if ever there will be fur loss, not that much. Lol
    Also easier to get rid of dog lice if ever. :p
     
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    For a dog with short hair, I would recommend a Dobermann. It's hair is so short that you can actually see its skin if you look closely. Generally you wouldn't notice it because its skin is also the same color as its hair. The Dobermann is a very trainable breed.

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    zararina Well-Known Member

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    My Dinky who happened to passed away last November 2010 was a crossbreed of doberman. And her features was almost just the same as the photo above but she have longer tail. ;)
     
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    All of mine have short hair, three dachshund mixes, a beagle, and I think BJ might be some kind of rottweiler mix. I have had some long hair breeds but I prefer short because it is much easier to maintain.
     
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    I love curly wavy long hair on dogs...not only is it so pretty when brushed, they are nice to pet. The warm body feel of short hair is nice too though. I had a cock-a-poo once that was too thick and curly and I didn't brush her enough so was constantly having to have it shaved close so got the best of both worlds short and long.
     
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    My dog has medium length hair. It' snot so short that it's itchy but not long and soft either. He has the same hair as like a rottweiler (probably since he's mostly rottweiler)
     
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    Well, it's a cropped tail, so the length very much depends on the owner's preference. Or the vet's preference if the owner didn't specific any particular length.
     
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    It was first time for me to know about cropped tail and would not want to "force" change any appearance of my dog just for the sake of "liking" it. The tail of the dog helps them show us how they feels or express gratitude.
    Thanks for sharing, I had learned new things.
     
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    Used to be tails and ears were cropped for show purposes. A Dobermann normally has its ears cropped and its tail docked. This is how a natural Dobermann looks like:
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    Just curious; what’s the purpose of cutting a dog’s tail?
     
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    The way I understand it is back in the day tail docking was done for practical purposes. The dog might be a working dog and the tail was docked so it wouldn't be in the way and such but now days it is totally unneeded and considered cruel and unnecessary.
     
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    From what I have read up on the matter, apparently those dogs were originally bred to be personal bodyguards. So if its tail is left intact and long, there is a good chance that it might be grabbed by the tail, thus reducing its capability as a bodyguard. Docked, there's hardly anything left to grab. So the dog would be free to grab the attacker by the throat. I remember reading that Dobermanns were trained to go straight for the throat.
     
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